TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' tops Tuesday, 'Go On' and 'Animal Practice' encores do OK

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012"America's Got Talent" was down a tick from last week's ratings, but it still finished as Tuesday's top show. NBC also ran encores of the "Go On" and "Animal Practice" pilots that previewed during the Olympics, and unsurprisingly their numbers were much, much lower. Still, for summer comedy repeats, they did all right.NBC led the night with 7.9 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share in households. CBS (7.15 million, 4.8/8) was second in viewers, finishing well ahead of FOX (4.7 million, 2.8/5). ABC came in fourth with 3 million viewers and a 2.1/3. The CW (735,000, 0.5/1) trailed.NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic -- barely. Its 2.0 rating just beat FOX's 1.9. CBS took third with a 1.1, followed by ABC, 0.8, and The CW, 0.3....

TV ratings: 'Oh Sit' does OK for The CW while 'America's Got Talent' leads Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012The premiere of The CW's goofy game show "Oh Sit" pulled down decent ratings Wednesday night -- at least by the standards of The CW in the summer, which is to say it was still near the back of the pack."America's Got Talent" once again gave NBC the night's top-rated program, as the results show matched its pre-Olympic rating in adults 18-49. "Big Brother" was also steady for CBS.NBC drew 6.2 million viewers and a 3.8 rating/7 share in households for the night, beating out CBS (5.55 million, 3.7/6) for the top spot. FOX took third with 4.7 million viewers and a 2.9/5. ABC (3.6 million, 2.5/4) came in fourth, and The CW (967,000, 0.6/1) trailed.FOX led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.7 rating, edging NBC's 1.6. CBS came in third with a 1.4, followed by ABC, 1.2, and The CW, 0.4....

'America's Got Talent' Adds Four Semifinalists From YouTube Auditions

Academy of Villains, Bria Kelly, The Magic of Puck as well as Clint Carvalho and His Extreme Parrots are the acts who nab the spots in semifinals on the August 15 result show.

Gabby Douglas to Guest on 'America's Got Talent'

U.S. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is tumbling her way onto "America's Got Talent."

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' tops Tuesday, in line with pre-Olympics numbers

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012"America's Got Talent" returned from its Olympics hiatus to claim Tuesday's top spot in the Nielsen ratings, with no dropoff from its last pre-Olympics airing. That was enough to carry NBC to a win for the night.Elsewhere, FOX's "Hotel Hell" improved on its adults 18-49 numbers from Monday's premiere. ABC's "NY Med" and The CW's "The L.A. Complex" bounced back a little after getting hammered by the Olympics the past two weeks.NBC averaged 7.9 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/8 share in households in primetime, topping second-place CBS (6.5 million, 4.4/7) by a comfortable margin. FOX (5.4 million, 3.2/5) came in third. ABC finished fourth with 3 million viewers and a 2.1/3. The CW delivered about 650,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.The adults 18-49 race was closer, but NBC still finished on top with a 2.3 rating. FOX was right behind with a 2.2. CBS, 1.1, came in third...

'America's Got Talent' Goes to the Birds

August 14 will forever be known as the night America's Got Talent went to the birds (and by "forever," I mean until Wednesday at roughly 2pm). Just one bird, actually. As if the hockey-like season wasn't long enough, we were treated to a YouTube-Snapple crapfest in our post-Olympic return to live performances. Tuesday marked exactly three months and 22 episodes since the premiere, and for the better part of two hours, the best act was a cockatoo named Kitten who flew from the top a building and through the audience to trainer Clint Carvalho. When a gust of wind can blow a door shut and not only derail your act, but also threaten your talent's life, something tells me the act is lacking a bit. Or maybe that's just the danger of it. Carvalho even touted the "Evel Knievel" of birds as "freefalling" 130-feet to start the trick. Um, Clint, the bird has wings. It's not like we're hoping a parachute opens. It's a bird , for crying out loud, which makes the whole "plummeting to earth" thing a bit less suspenseful. And is it supposed to be ironic that the bird is named after something that eats birds?

Howard Stern to Confront Sharon Osbourne on America's Got Talent

Howard Stern plans on confronting Sharon Osbourne concerning her recent announcement she was quitting America's Got Talent .  Stern said if it were up to him he would bring Howie and Nick into the fray. "Instead of some of those musical acts guests, I would rather sit there and talk to my fellow judges and Nick." Stern said last week on his XM radio show when the topic of Osbourne quitting  America's Got Talen t was brought up. Read More...  

Will Kris Jenner Take Over Sharon Osbourne’s Judging Spot on America’s Got Talent?

Khloe Kardashian may not be the only one in her family looking to snap up a position on a talent show this fall. Kardashian momager Kris Jenner is also hoping to fill another primetime slot. The famous mama is now reportedly eyeing Sharon Osbourne’s position at the judges table on America’s Got Talent, Hollywood Life reports. Kris must be moving fast, since Sharon only announced her plans to leave the show earlier this week after claiming that her son, Jack, was fired from...

NBC Responds to Sharon Osbourne's Discrimination Claims Against Her Son

"Although we did not ask Jack to participate in the competition, we were able to offer him two substantial alternative roles on the show, both of which he declined," NBCEntertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt says.

'America's Got Talent: Sharon Osbourne quitting over NBC's treatment of son Jack

Sharon Osbourne has revealed the reason she wants out of "America's Got Talent": She's peeved at the way NBC handled her son Jack's participation in another show on the network.Osbourne says the producers of "Stars Earn Stripes," a military-themed competition that premieres Aug. 13, reneged on an agreement with Jack Osbourne to be one of the eight celebrity participants, then told a group of reporters a different story."It's discrimination, and it was badly handled," Sharon Osbourne tells the New York Post. "It's time to move on."Sharon Osbourne says Jack had a verbal agreement (though not a signed contract, she admits) to take part in "Stars Earn Stripes," in which eight celebs take part in a series of simulated military exercises. Shortly before he was to begin filming, though -- and after he disclosed being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis -- NBC told him the network could not "move forward with Jack's participation."The show's producers acknowledge having...